Will Kristoffer Ajer be Ronny Deila's Celtic legacy?

Ronny Deila

The young Norwegian arrives at Celtic in the summer from IK Start.

Ronny Deila has not been a popular figure at Celtic in recent weeks. Celtic fans were not happy with recent performances and their failure in Europe this season had again had Celtic fans doubting the credentials of the Norwegian.

It is looking increasingly possible that the Celtic boss might be on his way out of Parkhead in the summer - especially if they do not at least win the Scottish premiership title, with Aberdeen in chase.

If he was to go not many Celtic fans would be overly devastated, with the belief success in Europe should be the yardstick with which Celtic managers are judged considering the lack of competition in Scottish football.

But it would also mean Deila does not get a chance to work with a player who may become his Celtic legacy.

Celtic beat a host of clubs to confirm the transfer of Norwegian talent Kristoffer Ajer from Start earlier in the year.

The 17-year-old midfielder has been compared to Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard for his robust but elegant midfield performances and at such a tender age he looks like a top talent for the future.

This is a player who could go on and become a Celtic great with the right time and development in Glasgow.

With or without Deila at the helm.

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